We did our usual tampa routine – lunch at the “the Pub“, check into the hotel then off to the convention to get set up
The Convention was alot of fun – tattooing, music, food and suspension shows. Got tattooed by Bowery Stan Moskowitz – got to hang with him and Crazy Philadelpia Eddie….Heard some amazingly funny stories – would’ve loved to be a fly on the wall during their haydays!! 1st night of the Siesta Inn Tiki Bar after party was dj’d by the one and only DJ Longneck! We spent most of the nights after the convention hanging with friends Tony Olivas, Loko T, Phillip and Crew from Lucky Draw Tattoo. The stories from the tiki bar will be told for many years to come!!
We missed our flight on Sunday Night and because of the tornado warnings on Saturday we couldn’t get out until tuesday morning, so we drove out to Clearwater and got a room at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. We checked out the spa as well as the Tequila Sunrises and Rum Runners at their Tiki Bar…Yes!!
It’s just about time to head down to Tampa, Fl. again to attend Tattoofest for the 3rd year with Mark Longnecker and the Endless Summer crew. If you’re in the Tampa Florida area and would like to get tattooed by Carissa, e-mail her at email@example.com for appointments. We always have a blast in tampa, if you’re going to the show, swing by the booth and say hi!
We made a bunch of new friends, picked up some new books and bought some new prints to proudly display in the shop. The show featured suspension shows, classic cars, live music, vendors and artists from all over….see you next year!!